Flu shots are here

We have now received flu shots for the 2011-2012 flu season. The flu vaccine is identical to last year, targeting the same three strains as last year which are predicted to be the main three strains for the coming season.

Last year Oregon reached moderate level of flu activity based on CDC tracking. Our clinic administered a record number of vaccines last year (over 6000) which we credit for an apparent mild flu season in Salem compared to other parts of Oregon. We are hoping for the same again this year.

Flu shots are recommended for all patients over 6 months old. Patient 9 years and older only need one dose for the season. Children under 9 years old who did not receive any vaccine last year will need two this year, while those in this age group that did receive at least one last year will only need one this year.

Flu shots will continue to be available at the following times:

  • During office visits for patients and siblings.
  • Walk in basis without need to call ahead during open hours 8a-8p Monday to Friday
  • Scheduled visits on certain weekdays.
  • Saturday visits available as scheduled walk-in beginning October 1st. Please call before coming in so we can have enough staff available to minimize wait times.

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